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07/29/2010

Saturday, July 31 We Are recording at The Church of The Good Samaritan in Paoli,Pennsylvania. The acoustics are splendid for a live; the ceiling is high, and the sanctuary has a stone floor. We have enjoyed recording here...

07/28/2010

The last day of the bus tour has arrived. There will be more bus time, to and from the recording studio, but we'll be basing that all from Faith Mennonite High School. We met at Dayton Mennonite Church, Dayton, Virginia,...

07/27/2010

The drive from South Boston, Virginia to Dayton, Virginia was very pleasant. We again had an hour long quiet time, which was helpful in reflecting, sleeping, studying, and reading. The landscape was gorgeous - much of the...

07/26/2010

Monday, July 26 The drive from Abbeville, South Carolina to South Boston, Virgina was our longest bus ride. Quiet time on the bus this morning was an hour, instead of the usual half hour. Most of us welcomed the extra...

07/25/2010

Sunday, July 25 The day began earlier than normal. This morning we met at 7:45 at the Foothills Christian Fellowship in Landrum, South Carolina, and began purr morning warm-up exercises - humming and chewing, stretching,...

07/24/2010

Saturday, July 24 When we arrived at the bus his morning, we noticed that it was bedecked with streamers and signs. Someone was apparently having a birthday! Yes, today is Martha's birthday. There were gifts and...

07/23/2010

The program tonight was hosted by the Island Creek congregation, but we held the program in The First Baptist Church of Hillsville, Virginia. Before the programs we typically have about a half hour to meet the...

07/22/2010

We sang to a very large audience at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. It was a highlight for us to be able to sing with them - their congregational singing is delightful! We were blessed by singing to them and with them.

07/21/2010

We gave a program at Blandon Mennonite Church in Blandon, Pennsylvania. The ride there was interesting; we narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a car traveling the wrong way down the highway. With the help of God,...

07/20/2010

Today we met at Faith Mennonite High School, near Lancaster Pennsylvania, and spent most of the day rehearsing for the 2010 tour. In addition to the music practice, we spent some time studying the song texts. The day was...

07/18/2010

This is the list of choir members who sang with the 2010 Oasis Chorale. 
Conductor: Wendell Nisly

Soprano 1

  • Rosemary Eberly
  • Kendra Miller
  • ...
06/21/2009

This morning’s program was at Calvary Chapel in Sturgis Michigan. We were blessed to be able to share our complete program this morning after Sunday School. Only 1 more concert left: Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church in...

06/21/2009

Another day to relax and see some sights! St. Jacobs is a quaint little town with cute little shops – quilts, antiques, local crafts, and boutiques. We hiked some scenic trails and enjoyed some local beauty. We were also...

06/20/2009

Today we rehearsed and relaxed. It’s good to get in some laid back rehearsal time, and to relax for a day without traveling. We enjoyed volleyball, naps, and general refreshment, before heading to Countryside for an...

06/18/2009

Leaving Guys Mills, PA, we traveled to Ontario, via Niagara Falls. The falls are breathtaking! As I was looking at the falls, and taking in their splendour, I couldn’t help but praise God for His beauty and majesty. While...

06/17/2009

Northwest PA is beautiful! While en route to Guys Mills, we spent some time relaxing at a scenic overlook. It was nice to get out and stretch, take a walk, throw Frisbee, or enjoy quiet reflection. A warm and receptive...

06/16/2009

We travelled to Lewisburg, PA today, and were served a wonderful supper by Duane Troyer's family. The chicken enchilada casserole and fresh squeezed lemonade were delightful! Our evening program was special in that we had...

06/15/2009

This morning we gave our program at United Bethel in Plain City, Ohio. Also in the morning service, we heard from a Gideon's representative who shared fascinating stories about the work they are doing around the world....

06/14/2009

We met at the convention and gave a short program in the morning session, and conducted our workshop on congregational worship. This was a learning experience, both for us, and the workshop attendees. In the evening we...

06/13/2009

Practice today wasn't just for the tour programs, but also for a workshop in which we were asked to participate at the BMA Convention. In the evening we went to the convention and presented a few songs. We enjoyed sharing...

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